noun Usually parentals. Also called parental unit.
Origin of parental
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It was the only time I ever heard him address my mother so parentally.The Caxtons, Complete
"It's getting late, Ally," he said parentally, but not dictatorially.
So our fate was fixed, parentally, and we have been educated for each other.Eugene Pickering
Parentally, we care only for our own: socially, we care for all.
Parentally, we are animals: socially, we learn to love one another.
1620s, from Latin parentalis "of parents," from parens (see parent (n.)). Related: Parentally.